Replace Celeron Processor For AMD or Pentium?

  simmo09 21:23 30 Mar 2008

I have a Dell Dimension E520, Intel Celeron (D) 3.06Ghz

Is it as simple as buying a new AMD or Pentium processor and replacing? Or would a new motherboard be required?

Thanks in advanced

  woodchip 21:27 30 Mar 2008

AMD will not fit into a Intel Socket. You would need to replace Mobo and CPU. But your Mobo May support a P4 if we new what Motherboard you have

  simmo09 21:33 30 Mar 2008

how do i find that out woodchip? i know the bios, is that the motherboard?

  woodchip 21:38 30 Mar 2008

this may tell you click here

  Technotiger 21:39 30 Mar 2008

Why would you want to replace a pretty powerful 3.06GHz?

May be better just to increase RAM.

  Technotiger 21:41 30 Mar 2008

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  skidzy 21:42 30 Mar 2008

As Techno says,you will not gain a great deal from Celeron D to P4 unless your motherboard can take something like the P4 3.0Ghz anything lower will not show great improvements.

I rebuild/build socket 478's and use Celeron chips and P4's and like i say,untill you reach the high end of P4's you will see very little difference.

  Strawballs 21:46 30 Mar 2008

click here download and run this choose motherboard

  paul€ 22:03 30 Mar 2008

Your celeron 3.06 is a terrible processor. It is verry poor. The good news is that your motherboard supports pentium core 2 duo here

So no need to change your motherboard. Put in a core 32 duo cpu and maybee a bit of extra ram and see it fly:-))

  paul€ 22:32 30 Mar 2008

The best tyou can put in with out any problems is a Pentium E6700 This will wipe the floor of your celeron.

click here

  simmo09 19:00 31 Mar 2008

i ran the test and the results show:


Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

3.07 gigahertz Intel Celeron D
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board:
Board: Dell Inc. 0WG864
Serial Number: ..CN4811175*****.
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. 2.3.2 03/30/2007

System Model:
Dell Inc. Dell DM061
System Service Tag: JRRSZ2J (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: JRRS***
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

Memory Modules:
510 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 512 MB (serial number E0068***)
Slot 'DIMM_3' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_4' is Empty

159.94 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
81.79 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653A [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST3160815AS [Hard drive] (160.00 GB) -- drive 0

NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE [Display adapter]
DELL 1708FP [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n FP44674U0Y1I, May 2007)

SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

Other Devices:
USB Human Interface Device (2x)
HID Keyboard Device
HID-compliant mouse
USB Root Hub (7x)

Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2x)

Bus Adapters:
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller (2x)
Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller (5x)


i will look to increase the RAM, from the info above whats the maximum i can put in? Also i think its DDR2 if that helps.

i will look at that processor, im not sure on the Celeron (D)'s but have always thought Celeron's were low-end spec processors.

Im now looking to upgrade the processor, ram and also the GFX card, and possibly the sound card, but mainly the first 3. Looking at my specs above, what could you pro's reccomend? Im also looking for an easy way to connect all this, ive only really ever fitted my own dvd writers and installed RAM. New processors or GFX card are new to me.

Thanks all ;)

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